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2022 Pet Holidays

Pet Holidays for January 2022

  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • National Train Your Dog Month – here’s a fun trick to teach your dog or cat.
  • Unchain a Dog Month
  • January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day –check out our car safety tips for dogs to ensure safe travels for your pup every time you go for a ride.
  • January 2: Happy “Mew” Year for Cat’s Day
  • January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
  • January 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day
  • January 29: Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

Pet Holidays for February 2022

  • Pet Dental Health Month – brushing your dog’s teeth is important for their dental health (and fresh breath!)
  • Dog Training Education Month – read our best tips for training your dog to become a well-behaved companion.
  • National Cat Health Month – maintain your cat’s well-being and happiness with our top cat health tips!
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
  • February 7-14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
  • February 11–12: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
  • February 14: Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • February 20: Love Your Pet Day – here’s how your pet shows their love for you (and remember to reciprocate!)
  • February 22: National Walk Your Dog Day, World Spay Day
  • February 23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

 

Pet Holidays for March 2022

  • Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  • March 3: If Pets Had Thumbs Day – read some texts from our furry friends if they had thumbs!
  • March 5: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
  • March 7-14: Professional Pet Sitters Week – check out our tips to find a pet sitter that you can trust.
  • March 13: K-9 Veterans Day
  • March 21-28: National Animal Poison Prevention Week
  • March 23: National Puppy Day; Cuddly Kitten Day
  • March 28: Respect Your Cat Day
  • March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day – get active and healthy with your pet and go for a walk in the park!

Pet Holidays for April 2022

  • Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month – learn basic pet first aid with our helpful guide.
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • April 1–7: International Pooper Scooper Week
  • April 1–7: National Raw Feeding Week – read our facts about safe raw food for dogs and cats.
  • April 4: World Stray Animals Day
  • April 6: National Siamese Cat Day
  • April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day
  • April 11-18: National Dog Bite Prevention Week
  • April 11: National Pet Day
  • April 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day – teach your pup to be a great therapy dog with our tips and tricks.
  • April 17-23: National Pet ID Week
  • April 19: Pet Owners Day
  • April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • April 24-30: National Scoop the Poop Week
  • April 26: National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 27: International Guide Dog Day
  • April 29: Hairball Awareness Day
  • April 30: World Veterinary Day
  • April 30: National Pet Parent’s Day
  • April 30: National Tabby Day
  • April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day – here’s how you become healthier and happier when you adopt a shelter pet.
  • April 30: National Therapy Animal Day

 

Pet Holidays in May 2022

  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • National Pet Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
  • May 1: National Purebred Dog Day
  • May 1: Mayday for Mutts
  • May 1-6: National Pet Week
  • May 1-6: Be Kind to Animals Week
  • May 2–7: Puppy Mill Action Week
  • May 3: National Specially-abled Pets Day
  • May 14: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  • May 20: National Rescue Dog Day
  • May 30: International Hug Your Cat Day

 

Pet Holidays in June 2022

  • Adopt a Cat Month (AH) / Adopt a Shelter Cat Month (ASPCA) – find your new best
    fur-iend with our tips to adopt a shelter cat.
  • National Pet Preparedness Month
  • National Microchipping Month
  • June 2: National Dog Day
  • June 4: Hug Your Cat Day
  • June 5–11: Pet Appreciation Week
  • June 13-20: Animal Rights Awareness Week
  • June 14: World Pet Memorial Day
  • June 20–26: Take Your Dog to Work Week
  • June 20: Take Your Cat to Work Day
  • June 21: Dog Party Day
  • June 24: Take Your Dog to Work Day – when you take your dog to work, make sure it’s a pawsitive experience!
  • June 25: Cat World Domination Day

 

Pet Holidays in July 2022

  • Doghouse Repair Month
  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month
  • National Pet Hydration Awareness Month – keep your cat hydrated with these safety tips.
  • July 1: National ID Your Pet Day
  • July 2: International Dog Day
  • July 11: All American Pet Photo Day
  • July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day – be prepared for any emergency and learn pet fire safety.
  • July 21: National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day
  • July 21: No Pet Store Puppies Day
  • July 31: National Mutt Day

 

Pet Holidays in August 2022

  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs – celebrate your dog’s birthday with these seven fun ideas!
  • August 7–13: International Assistance Dog Week
  • August 5: Work Like a Dog Day
  • August 8: International Cat Day
  • August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day – spoil your dog with homemade pup-sicles that’ll leave them begging for more.
  • August 15: National Check the Chip Day
  • August 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • August 20: International Homeless Animals Day
  • August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • August 26: International Dog Day
  • August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day – keep your pet close to your heart with these ways to remember your pet.
  • August 30: National Holistic Pet Day

 

Pet Holidays in September 2022

  • Happy Cat Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Month
  • Pet Sitter Education Month
  • September 1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • September 8: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day
  • September 12: National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 12: National Hug Your Hound Day
  • September 13: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
  • September 19–23: Adopt a Less-Adoptable Week
  • September 17: Puppy Mill Awareness Day
  • September 17: Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • September 19-23: National Dog Week
  • September 19-23: Deaf Pet Awareness Week
  • September 23: Dogs in Politics Day
  • September 28: World Rabies Day

 

Pet Holidays in October 2022

  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month – here’s some water safety tips for dogs to ensure a fun time at the beach, pool, or lake!
  • Adopt a Dog Month (AH) / Adopt a Shelter Dog Month (ASPCA) – learn our best tips to adopt a shelter dog, a.k.a. your newest family member.
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • National Pitbull Awareness Month
  • October 1: National Fire Pup Day
  • October 1: National Black Dog Day
  • October 1–6: National Walk Your Dog Week
  • October 4: World Animal Day
  • October 4: World Pets Day
  • October 12: Pet Obesity Awareness Day – if your pet enjoys too many treats, read our advice to help your pet lose weight.
  • October 16: National Feral Cat Day
  • October 16-21: Veterinary Technician Week
  • October 27: National Black Cat Day
  • October 29: National Pit Bull Awareness Day
  • October 29: National Cat Day

 

Pet Holidays in November 2022

  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month – help your pet live their best golden years with our guide to care for senior dogs and cats.
  • National Pet Diabetes Month
  • National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • November 6-12: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week
  • November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

 

Pet Holidays in December 2022

  • National Cat Lovers’ Month
  • December 2: National Mutt Day
  • December 15: National Cat Herder’s Day

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